Using horse tranquilizers to get some sleep

May 21, 2009 4:49:37 AM PDT
Horse tranquilizers are powerful - strong enough to, well, put a horse to sleep.

Authorities in Arkansas say a man tried to use a horse sedative to get some shuteye.

Sheriff's deputies say William C. Wilson was taken from a motel room to a hospital Tuesday evening taking horse tranquilizers as many as five times to try to get some rest.

In the room, deputies found syringes and three bottles of equine sedatives.

A veterinarian tells the Batesville Daily Guard the drugs the man took are dangerous and tightly controlled - and that Wilson "is lucky to be alive."

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